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self-similarity

[¦self ‚sim·ə′lar·əd·ē]
(mathematics)
The property whereby an object or mathematical function preserves its structure when multiplied by a certain scale factor.
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As such, constructs such as fractal geometry and Lindenmayer systems seem prime candidates for the generation of such self similar objects.
In the forthcoming paper (FTb), we will extend our approach to self similar graphs obtained from regular n-gons.
This implies that the concentration distributions profiles of all experimental runs are self similar and they are normally assumed to have a Gaussian concentration distribution [(C = [[C.sub.m].e.sup.-(r/[b.sub.gc])].sup.2].
In the second section we prove that the moment matrix of a self similar measure satisfies a matrix equation which allows us to obtain a recurrence relation for the moments.
Spence, Self similar solutions to adhesive contact problems with incremental loading, Proc.